Friday, May 8, 2015

Just Another Dance with My Father to Screen at GI Film Festival May 23rd

From our friends at Dancing Forward Productions...

Just Another Dance with My Father Accepted to GI Film Festival

Dancing Forward Productions short film tells the story of a young stroke survivor

Los Angeles based independent film company, Dancing Forward Productions, today announced its short film Just Another Dance With My Father has been accepted to the 9th Annual GI Film Festival in the D.C. area this month. The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.

“We had several veterans who worked on our film, both in cast and crew,” states film writer/executive producer Diane Musselman. “To screen our film at the 2015 GI Film Festival is an absolute honor.”

The following cast and crew members are veterans of the United States Armed Forces: Ramon Antonio (Air Force), Vana Bell (Marines), Y'Dhanna Daniels (Army National Guard), Blu Lindsey (Navy), Tony Nevada (Marines), Andy Nguyen (Air Force), George Ohan (Army), Alan Pietruszewski (Navy), and Stephanie Maura Sanchez (Navy).

Produced by Sheryl Hartman, Diane Musselman, George Ohan, Peyton Skelton, and Kay Yamamoto, Just Another Dance With My Father asks the question “What would you do if you or a loved one suddenly experienced a stroke?” This short film introduces the audience to Katie, a vibrant young woman who is successful as a realtor, happily in love, and is living life to the fullest. She is close to her family; particularly her father and we discover in the beginning that since she was little, she has always loved to dance with him. One day at work she experiences a stroke. This film follows her from the emergency room, to her experience on a rehabilitation unit, to her home, and finally to her sister’s wedding. Directed by Rob Greenlea and starring Grey’s Anatomy veteran Jerrika Hinton as Katie; the 17-minute film takes the audience through the real-life challenges facing young stroke survivors today.

The film will be screened during 10 AM - Noon Saturday, May 23 at the Angelika Film Center, 2911 District Avenue (at Lee Hwy. & Gallows Rd.) Fairfax, VA, 22031. Musselman and co-producers, Sheryl Hartman and George Ohan, will be on hand at the screening representing Dancing Forward Productions. For more information on the festival, please visit

About Dancing Forward Productions:
Launched in 2013 by actor/writer/producer, Diane Musselman, Dancing Forward Productions is an independent film company based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in southern Illinois, Diane participated in music and drama throughout her childhood years. She moved to California in 1981 and received her Bachelors and Master’s Degree at California State University, Northridge, in Speech Pathology. She created Dancing Forward Productions where she discovered a new love of writing and producing. This resulted in a script for Just Another Dance With My Father which centers on a young stroke survivor. Fellow-producers, Sheryl Hartman, George Ohan, Peyton Skelton, and Kay Yamamoto complete the Just Another Dance With My Father team. Dancing Forward Productions has a second short film in development and Diane has just completed her first full-length script. For more information please visit